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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Lucy Punch Cast in Powers

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Jun 20th, 2011

Lucy Punch has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming FX series "Powers", Deadline reports. Punch will play the part of Detective Deena Pilgrim who, along with her partner, Detective Christian Walker, investigates superhero-related homicides.

The news was immediately confirmed by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the "Powers" comic book series with artist Michael Avon Oeming.

"How's that for some news!" he wrote on his Twitter account, clearly pleased with the final decision.

Punch is best known for recent appearances in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dinner for Schmucks and Take Me Home Tonight. She will also appear in this week's Bad Teacher opposite Cameron Diaz.

The part of Walker remains unannounced for the time being, but expect that to change soon as the pilot is gearing up to shoot in Chicago this summer.

"Powers" launched as a comic book series in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:48 pm 
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Jason Patric Joins Powers

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June 21, 2011

Following the news yesterday that Lucy Punch has joined the cast of the upcoming FX series "Powers", Deadline reports that Jason Patric is set to star as well. He will play Detective Christian Walker who, along with Punch's Detective Deena Pilgrim, investigates superhero-related homicides.

The news was immediately confirmed by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the "Powers" comic book series with artist Michael Avon Oeming.

Patric is best known for starring in The Lost Boys and, more recently, appeared in In the Valley of Elah and (also a comic book adaptation) The Losers.

The TV series gearing up to shoot in Chicago this summer, "Powers" launched as a comic book in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:56 pm 
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This has the potential to be quite good. I really enjoyed "Who Killed Retro Girl."

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Lucy I can see...Patric not so much. I'll wait and see how it looks. This book was incredible for the first two or three years and then kind of fell off. Will be interesting to see how they do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:12 am 
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This can be one of those series where having a low budget might not be a bad thing. If the director, cameraman, and art director are good enough, they can pull off a show of this type with basic and minimal special effects and still knock it out of the park.

Loved the books, wish they were still coming out regularly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:25 am 
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Powers Adds Carly Foulkes

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Jun 26th, 2011

Following the news this past week that Jason Patric and Lucy Punch will play the two leads in the upcoming television adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers", comes confirmation that the project has also found its Retro Girl.

"A couple of weeks ago, we cast a woman named Carly Foulkes to be Retro Girl," Bendis told the Sirius Radio Show Geektime (via reader Mac_hine), "You're sitting there going, 'Who's that?' That is the super, super cute T-Mobile girl."

The series, headed to FX, deals with a pair of detectives that investigate superhero-related homicides. In the comic book series, Retro Girl is a celebrity heroine whose murder marks the first major case for Christian Walker (Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Punch). If the comics are any indication, the death of Retro Girl is only the beginning of the exploration into the character's history and her close ties to several of the series' regulars.

The TV series is gearing up to shoot in Chicago this summer. "Powers" launched as a comic book in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Powers Finds Its Triphammer

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July 19, 2011

LOST's Titus Welliver joins the FX series

With the pilot currently in production in Chicago, Titus Welliver has joined the cast of FX's upcoming series "Powers" in the role of Triphammer, says a story at AOL TV.

The series, based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, deals with a pair of detectives that investigate superhero-related homicides. Jason Patric will play Detective Christian Walker with Lucy Punch starring as Detective Deena Pilgrim. The supporting cast is rounded out with Charles Dutton as their captain and Carly Foulkes as the superhero, Retro Girl.

Best known for his role as the Man in Black on "LOST," Welliver's "Powers" character is that of Harley Cohen, a wealthy inventor who, himself, fights crime in a mechanical suit under the Triphammer identity. Likely to be a recurring character, Triphammer has close personal ties to the mysterious past of Walker and Retro Girl.

"Powers" orginally launched as a comic book in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Powers Still on at FX

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June 22, 2012

Heroes on TV is something we all want, yes? It's only a matter of time for it to happen based on the success they all have on the big screen, but it looks like Brian Michael Bendis' "Powers" could be the first one to make it to broadcast.

While the show did seem stalled at first, new evidence of its life has come to the surface.

On a new episode of 'Nerdist Writer's Panel,' Charles 'Chic' Eglee, the producer and head writer of the show, offered up this tidbit.

Unfortunately, the announcement of 'Thief of Thieves' this last week was interpreted by a lot of people that that somehow put 'Powers' in limbo, and that's not the case at all. We're actively moving forward with Powers.

And just yesterday on his own Tumblr, Brian Michael Bendis had this to say: Based on the pilot the network ordered a handful of new scripts for new episodes and the writers should be handing them in soon. its slow and steady but we are still alive.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:50 pm 
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FX Still Has Hopes For Powers

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July 25, 2012

Plans for a television version of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers" have been on the table for more than a year, but FX elected not to move forward with the pilot as it was shot. Variety now reveals that the network still wants to see an adaptation happen although no new production date has been announced.

Likely to be recast, the original, unaired pilot starred Jason Patric as Detective Christian Walker and Lucy Punch as Detective Deena Pilgrim. Together, the two investigate superhero-related homicides.

"Powers" launched as a comic book in 2004 from Image Comics and is currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.


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Powers Still in the Works at FX, New Pilot Being Produced

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January 11, 2013

The journey of getting Brian Michael Bendis' series Powers to television has been a rough one. Last we heard (way back in June!), was that FX had ordered a few scripts for episodes from different writers, and that was it. Things have been eerily quiet about the project and many assumed it was over, but IGN caught up with the President of FX John Landgraf and asked him if the project was dead.

"No, still alive...After we made the pilot, we actually developed three more [episode] scripts. So then we had a pilot plus three scripts, and we decided between the pilot and the scripts that it wasn’t quite the series that we needed it to be. When I say we, by the way, Brian Bendis is involved in every phase of this conversation and discussion. But one of the scripts was written by this guy named Charlie Huston, and he was a novelist. Both I and Brian and others thought, 'Wow, there is actually something in the tone of this.'"

What Landgraf fails to point out is that Charlie Huston is no stranger to writing superheroes, having written various issues of Moon Knight, The Punisher and The Ultimates 2. Landgraf explains that Huston was approached by Bendis to work on the project and accepted.

"Charlie went up to Seattle, and they sat down and they talked, and read through all the books, and they came back with a new vision, basically. Essentially, a new pilot to begin with, which is a new, different story than the pilot that we shot. So that pilot is officially gone and dead, and the actors are all gone, but we’re developing a whole new pilot from scratch."

With the previous pilot being scrapped and a new one in the making, Landgraf doesn't seem to have lowered his expectations for what the show should be.

"I feel like we have to bring something to the table that doesn’t exist. Television adaptations of graphic novels, for the most part, have been the pretty good food you’ll take when really good food isn’t available, you know what I mean? For me, I’m not going to take second fiddle to Marvel or anybody....And if we can get Powers to that level, I’ll make another pilot, and I’ll put it on the air. But I’m not going to put anything less than an absolutely great version of Powers on the air. That’s like remaking a great film into a good film, and I don’t want to do that."

Powers follows two homocide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who work cases that involve people with superpowers with Walker having previously been one himself.


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David Slade to Direct Sony PlayStation Network’s Powers

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Jul 08, 2014

The new live-action adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series “Powers” has found its first director. Deadline reports that David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) will direct the first two episodes of the hour-long PlayStation original drama series from Sony Pictures Television.

“Powers,” written by Bendis and drawn by Oeming, follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvel’s Icon imprint.

A television version of “Powers” was in the works some years back with “Journeyman” creator Kevin Falls drafting a never-released pilot that starred Lucy Punch and Jason Patric as Detectives Pilgrim and Walker.

Slade is no stranger to the small screen. In the past few years, he’s directed episodes of shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Awake,” “This American Housewife” and “Hannibal,” on which he also serves as executive producer.


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Three More Enlist for Sony’s Powers

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Jul 17, 2014

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Deadline reports that “The Following” actress Susan Heyward has been tapped to play the female lead of Detective Deena Pilgrim in Sony’s upcoming adaptation of “Powers.” In addition, Max Fowler (“The Killing”) and Adam Godley (“Breaking Bad”) have been cast in the roles of Krispin Stockley and Captain Cross, respectively.

“Powers,” written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, as they investigate superhero-related homicides. The series launched in 2004 through Image Comics and is now published by Marvel’s Icon imprint.

Charlie Huston will write the first episode and serve as showrunner with Remi Aubuchon. 30 Days of Night and “Hannibal” director David Slade will helm the first two episodes of the series, which will launch on the PlayStation Network this December.


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